|Nov 12,2010---U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Tops Japan, 10-1, at Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series|
From USA Hockey website:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Nine different players scored for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team here this afternoon, as Team USA topped Japan, 10-1, in its final game of the Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series.
Of the nine U.S. scorers, four tallied their first career international goals, including Tyler Carron (Berthoud, Colo.), Bryan Genovese (Oceanside, N.Y.), Danny McDevitt (Abington, Pa.) and Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa). In addition, goalie Jen Yung Lee (San Antonio, Texas) collected his first career win.
"I was really proud of our young guys this afternoon," said Ray Maluta, head coach of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. "Today's game will be a confidence builder for our squad, especially with the International Paralympic Committee tournaments on the horizon early next year."
Team USA controlled the opening period, outshooting Japan, 14-0, and scoring the frame's lone goal. Greg Shaw (Park City, Utah) redirected a McDevitt centering pass to the near post, where Daniel McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.) was stationed for a tap-in goal at 18:09 of the first.
The U.S. opened the game up in the second period, scoring four times to build a 5-0 lead. Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.) collected a rebound goal at 8:42 off of a three-on-one odd-man rush. Genovese and Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa) each scored their first career goals less than a minute apart midway through the frame. Finally, McDevitt also notched his first career tally with less than two minutes remaining in the stanza.
After surrendering an early third-period goal to Japan, Team USA put the game away with three goals in just 40 seconds by Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), Shaw and McDevitt. Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) and Carron closed out the game's scoring with unassisted goals.
U.S. goalie Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) started the game between the pipes, but gave way to Lee at the start of the second period. Lee made five saves to earn the victory, while Japan goalie Makoto Majiam stopped 27 shots in the loss.
Team USA's next tournament will come in February at the IPC-sanctioned 2011 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships in Nagano City, Japan.
Scoring By Period
First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, McCoy (Shaw, McDevitt), 18:09. Penalties: JPN, Maruo (teeing), 11:48.
Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Chace (Shaw, McDevitt), 8:52; 3, USA, Genovese (Beck), 10:09; 4, USA, McKee (Chace, Salamone), 10:59; 5, USA, McDevitt (McCoy, Shaw), 18:14. Penalties: None.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, JPN, Uehara (Misawa), 0:30; 7, USA, Page (Landeros), 7:47; 8, USA, Shaw (Chace), 8:09; 9, USA, McDevitt (Shaw), 8:27; 10, USA, Landeros (unassisted), 10:09; 11, USA, Carron (unassisted), 19:14. Penalties: None.
Power Play: JPN 0-0; USA 0-1
Penalties: JPN 1-2; USA 0-0